GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dylan Campbell made the game-winning run with a two-run loaded single late in the ninth inning and No. 9 seed Texas overcame a five-run deficit to beat the 8 East Carolina 9-8 seed and stays alive in the Greenville Super Regional. Texas’ (46-20) win forces a Sunday showdown with East Carolina (46-20) with a College World Series berth on the line. East Carolina (47-19), which was hosting for the first time a super regional, had won 23 of their last 24 games before faltering against the Longhorns. The Pirates beat the Longhorns 13-7 on Friday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nick Biddison hit two of five homers for No. 4 overall Virginia Tech, including one to start the game, and the Hokies stayed alive in the Blacksburg Super Regional with a 14- 8 on Oklahoma. . Virginia Tech’s (45-12) victory forces a win-win game with Oklahoma (40-22) on Sunday for a berth in the College World Series. The Sooners beat the Hokies 5-4 in Friday’s opener. The Sooners are aiming for their 11th CWS appearance — winning the event in 1951 and 1994. Virginia Tech has never been to the CWS and just won its first regional tournament. Gavin Cross and Cade Hunter had two-point shots in the third to give Virginia Tech a 5-0 lead.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kentucky’s Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 yards at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on a soggy Saturday at Hayward Field. Steiner was focused until the finish, when she raised her arms and smiled broadly. His time of 21.80 seconds broke LSU sophomore Favor Ofili’s record of 21.96 set this year. Ofili was second behind Steiner. Julien Alfred of Texas won the 100, finishing in 11.014 seconds and narrowly holding Kemba Nelson of Oregon in 11.020. Alfred set the college record in the 60s earlier this year. Florida won the women’s tag team title with 54 points, a day after the Gators won the men’s championship. The Florida Women also won the NCAA Indoor Tag Team title.
UNDATED (AP) – Texas A&M swept its NCAA super regional and qualified for the College World Series next week. Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Texas tied their best-of-three series. Mississippi, Arkansas, Auburn and Connecticut won their regional super openers to move into a CWS win. Texas A&M beat Louisville 4-3 for a second straight one-point win and returns to the CWS for the first time since 2017. It’s the next leg of a turnaround season under freshman coach Jim Schlossnagle.
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